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Springfield is an unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States and is a suburb of Washington, D.C. Springfield postal addresses are found in three census-designated places: Springfield, North Springfield and West Springfield and Newington. Springfield District, located in the same area, is one of nine districts of Fairfax County.
The center of Springfield is at Route 644 (Old Keene Mill Road / Franconia Road) and Route 617. At the center of Springfield one will find the Springfield Interchange (locally and popularly known as the "Mixing Bowl"). The Mixing Bowl connects three Interstates (I-95, I-395, and I-495) and two roads (Commerce Street and Route 644 (Old Keene Mill Road / Franconia Road). The Mixing Bowl is further complicated by the presence of a separate, reversible high-occupancy vehicle lane passing through the center of two of the Interstates.
Near the Mixing Bowl is Springfield Mall (the second regional shopping center in Northern Virginia after Tysons Corner), and the Springfield and Brookfield shopping centers. Local commuters use the Interstates and the nearby Franconia-Springfield Parkway. Springfield is also the site of the Franconia-Springfield Metro and Virginia Rail Express Station.